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Morse Pond Review: I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1)

jkt_9781338120929.inddI Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived Graphic Novel #1)

Lauren Tarshis



Available February 4, 2020

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis was a really good book, but sad at the same time. One thing that I loved about it was that it was in graphic novel form. It way super sad at the end. I really appreciated that it was not too long, but also was really interesting. If you like I Survived
books and graphic novels, I’m sure you’d love this book!

~Ryley, Grade 6


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Morse Pond Review: Frostfire


Jamie Smith

Chicken House

Available now!

I thought that Frostfire was a great fantasy adventure book! The author really developed the main character’s relationship with her FrostSilvers (which are magical creatures that you get from climbing a mountain, which is supposedly very hard). I think my favorite part of this beautifully constructed book is the battle between Sabira (the main character) and the yetis battling the Ignations, which are a nation that lies in a barren wasteland where they trade muskets and gunpowder for food and water. They have a very interesting culture with those with a lot of gun power in this fantasy world holding a lot of power compared to nations with spears and bows and arrows. A lot of them also dislike warfare and would rather have nothing to do with it, but are forced into it at a young age. I think
anyone who likes fantasy novels would enjoy this book!

~Matthew, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: From the Desk of Zoe Washington

deskofzoewashingtonFrom the Desk of Zoe Washington 

Janae Marks

Katherine Tegan Books

Available January, 14, 2020

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks was really good! I admire the main character, Zoe because she never gives up. She tries to get her father out of jail because he says he’s innocent. Even when she thinks all hope is lost, she still keeps going. As the suspense built, I couldn’t put the book down! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic-fiction. It may have potential for being The Next Big Thing.

~Lea, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: Karen’s Witch (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #1)

karenswitchKaren’s Witch (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #1)

Katy Farina, based on the novel by Ann M. Martin



Available December 26 2019

Baby-Sitters Little Sister #1: Karen’s Witch is a great book! The story mostly takes place at Karen’s Dad’s house where she thinks her neighbor is a witch. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that is a fan of the Baby-Sitters Club. This book is definitely one of my favorite books.

~Marine, Grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: Mañanaland


Pam Muñoz Ryan

Scholastic Press


Available March 3, 2020

Mañanaland is a very good book! I personally loved how it is oddly mysterious. In the book Max is dedicated to finding his mother, but ends up on a very different track. Along that journey Max meets some very amazing friends that change his perspective of life. This book includes very sharp detail and lets the reader understand how Max feels.

If you love unexpected endings then you will love this book! It is not very long (251 pages).

~Megan, Grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: The Best of Iggy

bestofiggyThe Best of Iggy

Annie Barrows, Sam Ricks (Illustrator)

G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers


Available January 21, 2020

The Best of Iggy is a really good book. It is definitely one of my favorite books. It is about a boy named Iggy who, with his friends, has a really good idea, but it ends up being the worst idea of all time. Iggy usually isn’t sorry for anything, but this time he was truly sorry for what he has done. If you want to find out what he does, then you should read this book. In this book there are 20 chapters and 125 pages. This book is a good book for fifth and sixth graders.

~Ava, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano

aggiemortonAggie Morton, Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano

Marthe Jocelyn

Tundra Books


Available February 4, 2020

Aggie Morton is an exciting, mysterious book with a strong female heroine. Based on the real life Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, this Aggie is just as witty. Join her and her friend Hector Perot on the gripping mystery they have to solve. If you enjoy mysteries and historical fiction you are sure to enjoy this book!

~Abby, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

charliethornelastequationCharlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Stuart Gibbs

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Available now!

Charlie Thorne And The Last Equation is one of my favorite books of all time! It is just absolutely amazing, I couldn’t stop reading this action-packed book with tons of tense scenes and cliffhangers and themes of self-acceptance. Charlie Thorne is a great book for anyone interested in Stuart Gibbs and his works, or just someone who wants a thrilling, on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of book. I find the strong points in this book are the characters and the action. Though, at the end of the book, the story was almost at its conclusion. So, I’m curious as to where the story will go next. I’m extremely excited for the next installment in the series, and I think this book is an amazing 9.5/10!

~Max, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: The Runaway Princess


The Runaway Princess

Johan Troïanowski

Random House Graphic


Available January 21, 2020

The Runaway Princess was a really good graphic novel. I really liked it because the reader gets to interact with it. For example, there were puzzles to help the main character get out of a place. Also, I liked it because there were three different parts of the story where the princess ran away. It is about a princess who finds friends in the woods when she runs away and they all run away from three different people and three different places. In the book there are a lot of pictures, so it is easier to see what is happening in the story. It is also not easy, but is also not too hard. This book is good for middle grade readers, and if you like girly books this is the one for you.

~Ryley, Grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: White Bird

whitebirdWhite Bird

R.J. Palacio

Knopf Books for Young Readers


Available now!

This book is a heart-warming, sad but loving book. It can make you smile and cry at the same time. I love this book because it shows that there are good people in our world. There are people who will help you when help is needed. I highly encourage you to read this. If you liked Wonder than you will definitely like this amazing book.

~Brooke, Grade 6


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